Independent Media


Cape Town
Market related
16 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018



The Cape Argus has an exciting and challenging vacancy for a Multi Media Reporter. The successful incumbent will be responsible for producing copy for use across multi media, multi platforms and across verticals (print and digital).

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce stories that are well researched, accurate, balanced and well written.
  • Produce high quality stories that are error free and ready for publication for all platforms.
  • Produce regular front page leads
  • Produce regular feature articles and curated content
  • Establish a strong network of contacts.
  • Editing copy that complies with legal, style and space requirements.
  • Follow up stories.
  • Use social media to drive readership.
  • Supply links, pictures, audio and or videos.
  • Use social media to break news and engage with online audience.
  • Generate ideas for unique story packages and community focus and reader engagement.
  • Manage a personal diary.
  • Initiate stories.
  • Meet the deadline demand of the title whilst projecting a positive image.
  • Any other functions as and when required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in journalism or equivalent.
  • Must have at least 3 years journalism experience working on multiple platforms
  • Having a formal training qualification in multimedia journalism would be advantageous.
  • Have a flair for tackling and writing a wide variety of stories.
  • Must have and be able to supply a contactable list of high profile contacts.
  • A thorough understanding of issues affecting Cape Town and South Africa
  • Have a strong presence on social media with a number of followers.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Must have extensive contact base.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Must be fully computer literate, including the use of all social media applications



Required Competencies

  • Be technologically well advanced on all social network platforms
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills in gathering news and presenting news
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with high level contacts
  • Must have the ability to think creatively.
  • Be a self - starter that shows initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Be extremely motivated and driven to work in a highly pressurised fast pace environment.
  • Be highly flexible working long, irregular hours  nightshift, weekends and public holidays
  • Be prepared to travel long distances across the province and country.
  • The ability to work under constant deadlines pressure

Independent Media is committed to its Employment Equity and Affirmative Action Strategy.

All interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit a written application and detailed CV by no later than 16h30 on Tuesday the 24 April 2018 to:

Nadine Brink

HR Officer

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If you have not heard from us within two weeks of submitting your application, please regard your application as unsuccessful